After researchers looked at data on how parents perceive their overweight young children, they learned that 94.9 percent believe the kids’ size to be “just right.” Continue reading… “95 percent of parents of overweight children think they look ‘just right’”
Should obesity be classified as a disease?
Obesity has been classified as a disease in the U.S.
The American Medical Association, last week, voted to classify obesity as a disease. But is being fat the same thing as being sick? The decision came at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA).
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Doctors are less likely to empathize with overweight and obese patients: Study
Doctors were less likely to convey “empathy, legitimation, concern, reassurance, partnership, and self-disclosure” during the course of the patient visit.
Doctors “operate at an emotional distance” from overweight and obese patients indicated by audio recordings make in exam rooms.
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Scary obesity statistics
Fewer that one in ten people were obese up until 1980. In 2010, 35% of the American people were classified as obese.
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Half of all dogs and cats in America are overweight: Study
As the number of Americans who are overweight has grown, studies show that they have gained some four-legged company.
Lacey, a white German shepherd, was crippled by a weight problem and hip dysplasia and was barely able to walk in the year before she died.
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Body Mass Index understates the true obesity crisis: Study
‘Baloney Mass Index’ can give false readings.
According to a new study, the obesity problem in the U.S is far worse than previously thought. Researchers found 39 per cent of Americans currently classed as slightly overweight using the Body Mass Index calculator are actually obese.
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Kids of overweight dads at higher risk of obesity
Children of overweight or obese fathers might be at greater risk for obesity.
Kids who have dads that are overweight or obese might be at higher risk for obesity, a study suggests.
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U.S. obesity rates trending downward but most still overweight: study
Majority of Americans are still at an unhealthy weight.
Some people in America are losing weight resulting in more people of “normal weight,” according to a new study, but it is not clear if the trend will last
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Eating healthy food is expensive for many Americans
The study found that it is more expensive to eat more dietary fiber and vitamin D.
The average American’s food bill can increase by almost 10% by adding healthier food to their diet – and that is just to boost a single nutrient like potassium.
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Mississippi tops list of fattest state in the U.S., Colorado least obese
Misissippi has an adult obesity rate of 34.4 percent.
Sixteen states in the past year have seen obesity rates rise. According to a new report released Thursday, the obesity rate in a dozen states has risen above 30 percent.
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MSG Has Been Linked to Unexplained Weight Gain
The enhancer often used in Chinese food could impact leptin.
MSG, the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate is most often associated with Chinese food and after-dinner headaches but it may also be enhancing waistlines, a new study finds.
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Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults in the U.S. Has High Blood Pressure
Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for high blood pressure.
Expanding waistlines and higher body mass index of young adults are causing unexpected problems, including an increase in diabetes, kidney disease and even arthritis say federal health officials.
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